About Me

I have just completed a 4 month placement with Sustainability Victoria to establish community energy projects in Gippsland.  It was terrific work with passionate, skilled people who are shaping the fundamental change that is needed in electricity generation. This was after 10 happy years at the helm of the South East Councils Climate Change Alliance where we conducted projects in both mitigation and adaptation on behalf of our region of councils.

Prior to that, I worked in education, public policy and programs and in environmental activism.

It’s not as though all of my time now is my own, but the choice regarding how I spend it is. Until recently I was a member of a Ministerial advisory committee, the Central Coastal Board, of Regional Development Australia’s Southern Melbourne Committee, one of 55 committees across the nation that develops the evidence base for and makes recommendations about regional development to state and federal governments and I stepped down as a Trustee of the Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation, providing scholarships to students such that education can offer more broadly the life-transforming opportunities of learning to students who otherwise couldn’t afford further education at Chisholm TAFE.

I am conducting bird walks and talks around Melbourne, reviewing and evaluating interpretation programs for ecotourism agencies, I am presenting addresses to schools on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and I’m running quiz nights for community social groups. In between these activities, I step out across this wide brown land to add to my life list of Australian birds, currently sitting just shy of 660 species.

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Latest Blog Posts

Daily Links Jul 23

Hey, Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor and Matteo Canavani, check the performance of renewables and their price with this data.https://reneweconomy.com.au/electricity-prices-across-the-grid-fall-to-zero-as-renewables-reach-44-share-77635/

Daily Links Jul 22

While it is what we do as individuals that contributes to plastics being the problem, legislation and regulation informed by research is essential and can hasten change. The last line …

Daily Links Jul 21

Uh oh! How’s the future for Black-throated finches with land clearing for Adani getting underway? Here’s the problem with vegetation offsets writ large. If the little blighters could live in …

Daily Links Jul 20

‘Decarbonise electricity and then electrify everything’ is the answer and the technology is there, the political will isn’t. The moon quest had the political will and so they had the …

Daily Links Jul 19

We need to stop spitting out carbon, not conducting uncontrolled experiments on the atmosphere or the oceans. Geoengineering of anything is pandering to the fossil fools and allowing them to …